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looks like this. there's the king's signature. >> larry: and jamie oliver's "food revolution" premieres tomorrow night on abc. we'll see you tomorrow night with snoop dogg. we pretaped. it's a riot. check out our photo gallery at and see me bounce along in the snoop's car. -- captions by vitac -- we have breaking news coming out of moscow. there have been two explosions on the city's subway system. casualties are reported in what's being described by some agencies as an attack. we're trying to get information on this story. at this point we'd like to welcome our u.s. audience. matthew chance is in moscow with more of what we know. matthew? >> thanks. in the past few minutes it's been confirmed there's been a second explosion on the moscow metro system at this very busy
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rush hour on monday morning. at 8:30 local time, just about har an hour ago, it seems an explosion was detonated at the main metro station in the center of moscow. there are no casualty figures at the moment being reported to us by the russian emergency situations ministry. there are set to be casualties, they just haven't counted them at this point. comes just 30 minutes after what appears to have been a very devastating bomb attack in the lubyanka metro station, short distance away from that second place. actually on the same metro line. there we have confirmed that 25 people have been killed. when a bomb exploded at the station. again, one of the busiest times of the day when thousands of people going to work, using the metro station. millions, in fact, people use the metro station in moscow
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every day. at this time a lot of people inside the car when it exposed. the carriage, rathser. a lot of people inside the station as well. 14 people inside the carriage were killed. 11 people on the platform. another ten injured at that lubyanka explosion. it's interesting because that metro station is right next door not to the kremlin but also to the headquarters of the fsb, the former kgb. that's the organization, as i say, that's been overseeing and really tackling the problem of spratism in the southern russian republic, which may have been targeted, perhaps, if it is, indeed, the week of separatists for that reason. we have this second metro station that's been attacked as well. it's turning into something of a series of attacks. >> give us a sense of the emergency services and how quickly they'd be able to respond to situations like this, specifically at lubyanka metro
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station and the second one after that? >> well, it's interesting because this is an area of extremely tight security. we're talking about right in the heart of the russian capital. right outside the official buildings. the lubyanka bomb very close to the fsb headquarters. very close to the kremlin as well. so this is official moscow. it's right in the center of the russian capital, and i can tell you the center of the city now is abuzz with sirens, ambulances and police cars and other security officials moving toward that site and have been at that site for the best part of the past 40 minutes, 45 minutes or so since the explosion took place. so there is a pretty food infrastructure in this part of russia. in this part of moscow. to deal with things like this. it has to be said that we haven't seen a bomb attack of this nature in the center of the russian capital, i think, since
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about 2004. so it's something that the people of moscow have not -- are not accustomed to. they went through a phase around that period when there were a lot of bomb attacks carried out in the russian capital like this. this phase, the first one for several years. >> matthew, you were saying millions of people use the very extensive subway system in moscow. just give us a sense of what it's like, how far it spans. how many stops there are. i think something -- one source said something like 7 million people a day use it. >> yeah. i mean, i think after the tokyo subway it's the most used subway system in the world. millions of people use it every day to go to and from work. it's extremely extensive, as you say. goes through most areas across the pretty large russian capital. and it's the primary form of transport for most russians who
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certainly don't have cars or don't want to use them and very gridlock traffic. 8:00 in the morning is when this first attack took place. that's right at the time at the rush hour time when people are going to work. bomb took place, explosion took place at 8:30. so this was obviously intended to cause maximum casualties to the people who cram on those metro trains first thing in the morning to get themselves to work. >> give us an idea of the amount of security in the area. you were saying earlier it's close to the fsb, the former kbg headquarters and it would be pretty tight there. give people an idea of the level of the security that would be there at the time of rush hour. >> well, inside the metro stations clearly it's a little bit more difficult to police. i mean, there are security officials at all times in metro stations, but because of the volume of people moving through
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these, sometimes very vast stations. i know, for instance, the lubyanka station is extremely beautiful. extremely large as well. obviously it's very difficult to police that very effectively. in the general area around where these metro stations are located, the security is very intense, indeed. especially around these official buildings. you have officers in uniforms on street corners, on, you know, patrolling the streets in cars. you know, you have undercover officers at all times around these areas making sure that nothing suspicious is going on. russia has a strong state security system and use those resources and quite a lot of strength, particularly around the buildings to protect itself. you know, securing government building, state security buildings, things like that. obviously, whoever it was that
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carried out these explosions, these attacks on the moscow metro, it seemed that one of the shortcomings of that system is the rush hour, is the metro station, itself, soft targets obviously. they can't be policed for practical reasons. in the security buildings, you know, government buildings can be policed. that's, i expect why they've been selected in this way. >> cnn's matthew chance reporting to us from moscow about a couple of explosions on the subway in that city. we're going to continue to follow that story and bring you details as it develops. if you're watching in the united states, we'd like to return our audience there for regular programming. the cnn international, we continue to follow u.s. president. technology... being developed by exxonmobil... to remove the co2 from the natural gas... so we can safely store it... where it won't get into the atmosphere.
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this is our breaking news tonight. three possible tornadoes in north carolina. i want you to take a look at this, video of a partially ripped off roof from an industrial warehouse in belmont. severe storms soak the the area much of the day. an apparent tornado toppled trees and brought down power lines leafing hundreds of people in the dark. we got this video in. this video is from youtube. see the funnel cloud forming right here. over high point, north carolina, even more evidence that tornadoes descended on the carolinas today. listen. >> [ bleep ].
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[ bleep ]. all right. let's go inside. >> jacqui jeras, amazing to capture that and you warned people earlier to get out of harm's way. >> yeah. you can see, kind of a wide one there. see those transformers which were blowing. a lot of people without power tonight. that tornado threat is still ongoing. take a look at this. we have the watches in effect. the first one here from georgia through north carolina. thi this expires at 11:00 eastern time and second one expires at 1:00, includes in the raleigh area. things have been heated. especially along the i-85 corridor. since about maybe 5:30, 6:00 tonight. it's just been storm after storm after storm and some of these areas have been hit two, three, even four times with severe thunderstorms. in addition to those tornadoes you mentioned, don, we've also had a lot of damaging winds and large hail, baseball to tennis-ball size. i mean, yeah, that's huge.
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that in and of itself can cause major damage. severe thunderstorm warning still in effect for charlotte. moving up toward concord and kannapolis. you already had a storm move through here tonight which did cause quite a bit of damage. we're going to take you down into georgia just outside milledgeville. we have a doppler radar indicated tornado here. that is still in effect for at least another 15 minutes or so. all these storms have been tracking up to the north and to the east. again, this is a radar indicated tornado, but a tornado could touch down at any given time. we'll continue to monitor that area. we do also want to mention what's been happening across parts of florida. no watches in effect here. this really strong line has been pushing through. our wind sheer, wind profiles are favorable that we could potentially see a little spinup. we'll on the to monitor that situation. the storm prediction center says they don't expect that they'll be issuing watches. we're going to continue to track this storm. this is going to head up the
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coast. this is going to cause big problems for folks in the northeast tomorrow. travel delays already abundant today. wait until you see what you have in store tomorrow. more details on that coming up in the back half hour of the show. >> here we go. thank you, jacqui. stay right there. just ahead, a roundup of the stories that will be making stories in the coming week you'll want to know about including a big tech debut. the census deadline is rapidly approaches. problem is many people are confused and upset about the questions about racial identity. plus, every volkswagen includes no-charge, scheduled, care-free maintenance. so, what's this punchdub days about? you know, where you punch someone in the arm every time you see a volkswagen. red one! [ baby crying ] test drive? [ male announcer ] with great deals on all 13 models, it's a whole new volkswagen. and a whole new game. ♪
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now the stories you'll be hearing about in the week ahead. from the white house to the economy to entertainment, we start tonight on capitol hill. >> reporter: i'm dan lothian at the white house, where earlier this week the president will sign the reconciliation bill, which includes final revisions to the health care legislation. this after a contention battle over reform that republicans are still pledging to fight. then on thursday, the president heads to portland, maine, where he'll continue selling the immediate and long-term benefits of the new law. and he wraps up the week on friday in charlotte, north carolina, talking about the economy and what his administration is doing to turn things around. >> reporter: i'm poppy harlow in new york. here is what we'll be tracking this week on cnn money. the all-important monthly jobs report is due out on friday and
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investors are looking for any signs that the job market is improving. and also coming up, we'll get a key reading on consumer confidence and the auto industry will be back in the spotlight with the latest sales numbers. and the new york auto show also gets under way. we'll be following it all. >> i'm "showbiz tonight's" a.j. hammer. we are expecting big news from usher this week. now, reportedly, he's going to reveal why his marriage fell apart. we're also expecting more fallout in the sandra bullock cheating scandal. will more of jesse james' alleged mistresses come forward? perhaps most importantly, though, i am excited to tell you that beginning on monday, "showbiz tonight" is going to be live every day 5:00 p.m. eastern, monday through friday on hln, and we are still, of course, tv's most provocative entertainment news show at 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. all right. so what's happening domestically and internationally? we start with two members of the our team here. first, chris reedman with the domestic list. you're speaking to speaker of the house next week? >> last week at this time, we were counting the votes in
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washington, we were all here late. tomorrow, she's back in her home district in san francisco. she'll be meeting with seniors at a senior center, addressing their concerns. almost sort of a victory lap, you might say. >> we'll be watching that. and we were covering this huge story about somalia. >> that cargo ship that was hijacked off the coast last year, the one person that was captured, remember, there was a daring rescue. the captain of the alabamamersk was rescued. the one suspect who was captured is in court thursday. >> we'll be following that up. this, am i going to have to walk around with a bigger version of this soon? you know i have to get every gadget. next week. >> as long as it fits on your waist. we'll see. the ipad goes on sale on saturday. >> like four of these put together. you can't really put it -- >> as long as we can get ahold of you when we need you. >> and christine joins us from the international desk. so what do you have for us? you were talking about the pope holy week coming up? right? >> pope benedict xvi today, he indirectly addressed a lot of the scandals that are occurring. he's going to hold several masses for holy week throughout the week. we'll be listening for additional comments.
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looking further ahead, he's going to be visiting washington, d.c., on the 15th. >> and a visit from the israeli prime minister? >> exactly. >> what day is that happening? do we know? >> no. not quite sure off the top of my head right now. >> canada hosting foreign ministers for a group of eight leading industrialized nations. that's on monday and tuesday. tell us about that. >> so foreign minister lawrence cannon is actually meeting with eight of his counterparts from the group of eight. he's hoping to increase pressure on iran, come up with a more cohesive strategy and the u.s. is still on the same plate. they want to go ahead and press for a fourth round of sanctions with the security council. >> you'll be watching that. and a lot of stories to watch. too many of them to remember sometimes. that's why they keep it all in here. >> going back to netanyahu, it's not exactly his visit to the d.c. that we were keeping an eye out for, to be completely honest, they're closing the west bank tonight, so nobody's going to be allowed in and out, except for journalists and those seeking medical attention and it's going to remain closed
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until april 6th. so what i'm really going to be keeping an eye out for is reaction out of d.c. this week. >> there you go. great information. we appreciate both of you. thank you so much. in the meantime, on thursday, the president has a deadline to return the u.s. census forms. it's supposed to be a simple counting of all americans for every ten years, but this time questions about race causing some anger and some confusion. questions eight focuses on hispanics, but it prohibits anyone from claiming hispanic as a race. question nine goes even further. it uses the term "negro," which many african-americans find offensive. the census bureau says the language is intended to be as inclusive as possible. filmmaker raquel spaeda asked new yorkers to look over the census forms. their responses were about attitudes toward race in by ic the racial categories that are offered to latinos in the census? >> absolutely. because there are a lot of african and there are a lot of black that are latino and
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hispanic. what i also see very interesting is under beneath the hispanic, latino or spanish origin, you've got a mexican, chicano, puerto rican and cuban slot. i was born in puerto rico, all my family is cuban, and on top of that, i'm white. >> i don't know if you've noticed this, but they reintroduced the term "negro" to the black category. when you hear that -- >> like negro or negro? >> negro in english? >> negro is on there? >> exactly! exactly! >> yeah, right there. negro is on there right now? >> why would negro be there? it should be african-american. >> when you hear the word "negro," what do you -- >> slave! >> it's all politically correct. that's what you got to think about. they're trying to include everyone from negro to black or whatever or whatever. >> so you would choose negro before african-american? >> i wouldn't choose negro, no. >> you would choose african-americans. right?
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>> but we were called negroes before we were called blacked and it jumped. >> the easiest category in here is white. why is it so easy? because white people also have very diverse -- >> i agree. >> i always wonder why we're always grouped together as white, although i wouldn't necessarily know what i am. where do i belong? well, give of some indian in there too, but one drop of indian doesn't make me indian, i'm still classified as white. still to come, an in-depth discussion on the census controversy straight ahead after the break. and the discovery of wreckage of a world war ii bomber like this one prompts a viewer to send us a message on facebook. we have all this energy here in the u.s. we have wind. we have solar, obviously. we have lots of oil. i think natural gas is part of the energy mix of the future. i think we have the can-do. we have the capability. we have the technology. the solutions are here. we just need to find them here.
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so just before the break, we were telling you about the new u.s. census form, which is due to be mailed back this thursday. but questions about race in the census have upset many people. earlier i spoke about it with
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filmmaker raquel cepeda and christian lander, author of "stuff white people like." their comments were very interesting and insightful. take a listen. what were people's responses, in general, about the census? did they understand how serious it is to the country or what it means for the country, or were they just really sort of taken aback by the language? >> i think because we live in a racialized, an extremely racialized community, people couldn't really get past what the census -- participating in the census does for the community. they were really taken aback and offended by the inclusion of the term "negro," and just how confusing all this -- especially for latinos, i'm a latina, i'm going to check off the hispanic/latina and/or spanish ornlgsen, even though i'm not of spanish origin. it's confusing. i don't think they took the time out to really help people fill out the form, explain that you could check more than one box. i feel like the people i spoke
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to were just stuck on the whole race issue and the confusion behind it, to talk about anything else. >> what's the solution here as far as acknowledging race without sort of being labeled racist? >> well, i mean, it's a tough thing. when i saw the census form and i saw those words in there, you know, for negro, african-american, or black, i was confused. i mean, as a white person, we're desperate to have a black person tell us exactly what we're supposed to say and we'll say it forever, but we're completely confused as well. so as far as a solution goes, to say something like, i don't see color, is ridiculous. that's to say, you don't recognize this person has a heritage, that this person hasn't had a different experience in america than you. and that's completely ridiculous. but at the same time, to fail to recognize that person as a human being is a huge mistake. and that's where racism comes from. >> is it a distraction because of the one or two words that's on the census form, the greater good that comes out of the census may be overshadowed by just this one issue? >> well, and that greater good is important for people watching this to keep in mind. over $400 billion in federal
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money are allocated based on census information. redistricting is coming up in a number of states and the number of representatives folks get in the house of reps will be determined by this census. that's real money, real policy implications. i think it's always going to be a challenge to try to take a static snapshot that captures everyone in a fluid environment of race. this country was sort of forged in the fire of race and our future likely lies in it in some way, but no single, simple form can really appeal to and respect everyone's different perspective. two latinos or latinas are going to have a different idea. two black people or a black person and a negro are going to have a different idea. and i hope in the next version of this, they keep that in mind. i hope they also recognize the whole art is really imperfect. >> thanks to our guests. straight ahead, a fearful evening ahead for north carolina residents. we'll have the latest on the damage done, the tornado warning in effect, and a live report from emergency officials.
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breaking news tonight. people across north carolina have a miserable monday ahead of them, picking up after a line of vicious storms tore through several towns. this youtube video is in high point, north carolina, where some 20 homes were damaged. at least three tornadoes appeared to have really smacked down from the sky, snaked down from the sky, i should say, all over there. fortunately, only one injury has been reported. listen to this a little bit. >> all right, let's go inside. >> amazing video to capture there. delano saw some damage of its own and the storms are packing high winds and hail the size of baseballs. people have been telling us they've seen that. a tornado watch remains in
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effect until 1:00 a.m. eastern time. 1:00 a.m. eastern time. so, is it possible the worst isn't even over yet? we want to head out to julia day rama, he's with north carolina emergency management and joining us from raleigh, north carolina. what are you seeing there? what's the situation? >> well, don, as you said, it's been a very active evening for most of central north carolina. in fact, just a couple of minutes ago, we had another tornado warning go through the greensboro -- for the greensboro/jamestown area again. so for the area that you were just mentioning that was hit earlier may be in for some more rough weather. >> we have been seeing lots of trees, lots of -- and i imagine along with those trees, they are taking power lines down. are people dealing with that? are you without power anywhere? >> scattered power outages, but to be honest, things are changing so rapidly, we haven't been able to get a confirmed number for the number of power outages. as you said, a lot of high winds, some tornadoes, some straight line winds, and some of
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those straight line winds can be just as damaging as some of the tornadoes. >> we reported that there was only one injury in a town. what about where you are? seeing any injuries, fatalities? >> no, not in the raleigh area. in wake county, we've fared okay so far. but we've heard reports of a few minor injuries, but don't have any confirmed numbers. so tomorrow is going to be a rough day of cleanup and commute for people living in that area and then it's heading up the east coast. >> that's what we hear. and of course, as daylight comes, we'll know more, really, about what kind of damage we are facing. >> julie jarema, with north carolina's emergency management in raleigh, north carolina. thank you so much. ♪ celebrating palm sunday, pope benedict xvi urged christians today not to be affected by the chatter of public opinion. the pope has been the critic of
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withering criticism after reports linking him to a priest accused of child abuse. he was told the priest was returning to his duties despite being treated for pedophilia. a bomb explodes in greece, killing a teenage boy, injuring his mother and 10-year-old sister. police say it happened tonight outside a government building in athens. officials could not confirm the identity of the dead person but the afghan mother identified him as her 15-year-old son. so far, no one has claimed responsibility for the bombing. the coast guard is calling it a noncredible threat. security teams scrambled overnight after a reported bomb scare on this cruise ship. the carnival "sensation" was returning from a three-day trip to the bahamas when the threat caused the ship to stop just off port canaveral in florida. the coast guard searched the ship and gave it an all-clear by 10:00 a.m. i questioned their idea of jihad, directly, you know. this is crazy, it's not islamic, it's against the understanding
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this next story, i promise you, you're going to find riveting. in afghanistan and around the world, fighting terrorists poses problems our army has never seen before. like what to do with the bad guys after you capture them. for our next story, cnn's nic robertson went where no journalist had gone before, to a libyan prison. and what he found behind the walls could change how we handle prisoners in the war on terror.
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♪ >> reporter: behind these walls, moammar gadhafi's son has broken a peace with hardened jihadi fighters who once waged war on his father and in bosnia, afghanistan, and beyond. it is the middle of the night. we are about to become the first journalists to enter abu salim prison. as we go in, it is almost surreal. it feels like anything but a jail. we arrive during family visits. life for the prisoners is so relaxed, wives can spend the night. many children have been conceived here. an easy-going strategy the regime has relied upon to win the prisoners over.
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>> they can stay with their wives, you know, and you can receive the families and sometimes they go to their homes and come back to jail. we treat them, you know, feed, visits, books, tv, radio. satellites, al jazeera, cnn. yeah. >> reporter: you gave them a lot? >> yeah. it's not guantanamo here. no. >> reporter: but these creature comforts would not be enough to earn the trust needed to bring about the peace agreement islam sought, which is why he turned to one-time ally of osama bin laden. secretly, he was brought back to libya, promised he wouldn't be arrested. and so became sayfall islam's go-between with the prisoners. when he first walked into abu salim jail, his former brothers in arms were shocked.
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>> what a surprise. and when they entered the room, just started to go like this. trying to focus the zoom. is it real? am i seeing the same person, you know? it was a shock for him. and he insisted i should with arrested with him. yeah. >> reporter: black humor aside, benotman's job was deadly serious. >> they knew i was there to help them, and it's just the first meeting of many to come. >> reporter: he kept careful notes of the meetings, which he has given exclusively to cnn. they are scrawled on libyan internal security note paper. some details are still too sensitive to tell, benotman says, so he blacked them out. >> there were a lot of obstacles and problems and oh, my god, you wouldn't believe it. >> reporter: nine months into the negotiations, al qaeda's
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leadership is so worried, they tried to derail the peace process, posting this al qaeda video on the internet. >> translator: we announce a great step forward toward a holy victory. a group of jihadist from the islamist fighting group in libya are integrating with al qaeda. >> reporter: it wasn't true, but benotman saw the danger in this propaganda and risked his own safety by sending an open, defiant letter to al qaeda's leaders. >> i questioned their idea of jihad, directly, you know. this is crazy, it's not islamic, it's against the sunni understanding of islam. >> reporter: benotman's risk would leave him vulnerable to attack. but after 2 1/2 years, it paid off. more than a simple peace agreement, the libyan jihadists issued their manifesto. more than 400 pages of complex religious arguments that
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challenge, point by point, the very justifications al qaeda uses to recruit young men to violence. >> translator: i have over 20 years experience in the libyan islamic fighting group. >> reporter: this prisoner, tariq durman, was picked up in jordan, where he was a commander running a cell. he'd previously fought in afghanistan. hidden out in sudan and yemen. >> translator: we came to the conclusion trying to establish the islamic state by using violence and fighting was not the way forward. to start with, we looked at sharia law and there was no evidence in the koran or in the sayings of the prophet that what we were doing was right. >> reporter: durman and other prisoners say they want to win over young muslim radicals to their new peaceful code. on page 203, the code, quite boldly states, jihad has ethics
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and morality, because it's for the sake of allah. this means that killing of women, children, old people, christian priests and businessmen is wrong. >> translator: this code will be of interest to everybody in the islamic world. we are an experiment, of course, but we hope what we have done could be duplicated all over the muslim world. >> reporter: the impact of the code is already being felt. cnn has learned that the british security service, mi-5 is handing it out to radical islamists in britain and a group will use it to combat extremism in the united states. sayfall islam wants the message of peace to spread wherever al qaida gets recruits. africa, the middle east, even the united states. and that's where benotman is heading.
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>> i believe radicalization is not part of islam. it's very dangerous. so i'm going to fight radicalization through a process called de-radicalization. if someone decides to be my enemy, this is his problem and he has to face the consequences. it's as simple as that. >> reporter: but the first real test for this new deal will be back in libya. just a few weeks after our prison visit, the men we'd met inside were released -- their reward for writing the recantation theorists, the part from violence to peace. >> cnn's nic robertson reporting. what lessons learned in libya could mean for america's fight against extremists. nic robertson joins us straight ahead. i've been growing algae for 35 years.
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just before the break, we told you about nic robertson's exclusive look at how libya reforms jihadists. i spoke to nic about the stunning turnaround and he explained how it's even more shocking when you consider the group's past.
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>> it's surprising, because these -- the libyan government and this group fought a really intense war, and even though the libyan government doesn't like to accept it, back in the 1990s, a lot of the prisoners from this group were murdered inside jail. so there's been a huge trust deficit there, if you will. this group was trying to kill moammar gadhafi, trying to kill his son, saif islam, so the fact that they would get together and talk about it and come up with something so radically different to all these groups aligned and close to al qaeda in the past is huge. some of these guys involved in writing this document are really respected on the insides of al qaeda and the taliban. these guys have clout and weight. so what they say really carries for something. >> so the question is, will this make a difference, then, when it comes to u.s. foreign policy or just fighting the war on terror overseas in afghanistan, in iraq? could something like this make a difference in those efforts?
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>> well, you know, there's one muslim group in the united states that we mentioned in the story there. they're trying to create a website so that they can stop young muslims in the united states turning radical and trying to go and join al qaeda. and one of the things they want to do is to put out this text, because it's a religious text. because, you know, when al qaeda goes to fight and gets its people to go and fight, it's all done on a religious pretext. but here you have these real strong islamists who have come up with another religious understanding of how to get what you want. and it's not through fighting, it's through political means. and using that it's going to be powerful. and we're seeing it have an impact in morocco, all places where al qaeda is trying to build up a strength and a following in the north of africa. and for the libyans, it's really important. because if you look at all those young men from the middle east that were going to fight u.s. troops in iraq, you know, a big percentage of them were libyans,
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libyans and saudis. so the libyans have their own internal problem. so this deals with that problem, too. >> nic robertson, again, great reporting. thank you very much. we appreciate your joining us tonight. nic robertson discussing libyan's winning ways with converted jihadists. we're getting more and more evidence that tornadoes have struck in the southeast. a funnel cloud sighting and damage from the air and from the ground as well. just ahead, we'll take you on a tour of the severe damage in the south.
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severe thunderstorms in the southeast dump much more than just rain on the carolinas. i want you to take a look at this funnel cloud that formed over high point, north carolina.
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>> that's coming for us. holy [ bleep ]. >> look at that. this video was captured by a storm chaser and posted on youtube. the national weather service says at least three likely tornadoes hit the state. one of those was in belmont where several mobile homes was damaged. storms have soaked the area. for much of the day. storms produced 70-mile-per-hour winds and hail as large as baseballs. jacqui jeras, take it away. >> we have a few reports of injuries, by the way, with the one that was in the high point area. so they have been causing damage. people have been injured. we don't know how seriously at this point. and that threat is ongoing yet. and there you can see the watches, which remain in effect. watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes to occur. those will be ongoing until 1:00 in the morning here. this one expires at the top of the hour. it's been along the i-85 corridor where the rotation has been occurring. and we've seen storm after storm after storm move through here. we still have a tornado warning in effect for this storm just east of greensboro.
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this is for gilford county. this is a doppler radar indicated tornado. it's pushing northeast very, very quickly. 50 miles per hour. you can't outrun these kind of tornadoes. it's exactly why we tell you not to. and sometimes you can't see this. it's nighttime now, there's a lot of rain wrapped into this tornadoes. we're also watching a possible tornado near aiken county. tomorrow, that severe weather threat not really out there. isolated maybe into the piedmont. this storm will move up into the northeast and bring heavy rain. we're also expecting to see major airport delays. we've already had those todays. tomorrow, focusing especially on the megalopolis. we also have a storm system out west. really windy and several feet of snow expected in the cascades. >> all right, jacqui, thank you very much. a fascinating find on the west coast. the discovery of wreckage of a world war ii bomber like this one and the facebook message i got after it first aired this weekend. at sharp, our goal
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seasonal workers this year, so teens and college students wanting to pocket some extra cash should start their searches now. watch for more on the job market when monthly unemployment numbers are released on friday. and finally, those who can't shred the half pipe like olympic gold medalist shaun white, at least they can dress like him. the jean pants worn during the teen during the vancouver winter olympics go on sale this fall for $250 bucks. that doesn't include the skills or the shaggy red hair for that matter. that's this week's "getting down to business," stephanie elam, cnn, new york. all right. thank you, steph. check this out. loggers in oregon have discovered the remains of a military bomber missing more than 60 years. it is a curtis sb-2c held diver, which vanished during a retune flight in august of 1935. here's what it looked like. it was a small two-seater used during world war ii. we received a facebook message from a woman whose father flew one of these planes in the war. it's an incredible story these veterans have to share. and here's a photo of robert j.


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